This weekend Michael Bay has been taking some heat for some of his plans for the up coming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action movie adaptation. The “heroes in a half shell” fans expressed their concerns with Bay’s plans to make them an alien race, completely changing up the origin of the turtles from the original.
Bay announced, “When you see this movie, kids are going to believe, one day, that these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable.”
Continued outrage sparked the Transformers director to push back saying, “Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.”
A Teenage Ninja Turtles watch group (or that’s how it appears), protested how unbelievable it would be to have the turtles of alien origin, completely going against the well-accepted toxic ooze transformation.
How believable was is that four turtles transformed by ooze into jive talking, pizza loving deadly ninjas under the control of a master ninja city rat whose life mission was to protect human city slickers?
Maybe Bay is right; somebody needs to “chill”.
Bay’s Platinum Dunes along with Paramount Pictures is set for a December 25 2013 release date for the film.